The Endangered 8: 

San José's Most Threatened Architectural and Cultural Landmarks of 2022

San José is poised on the brink of major transformation in the coming year, with massive new developments slated for downtown and in neighborhoods across the city. While change is inevitable and positive growth is needed, we cannot lose sight of the importance that historic places play in defining the city’s culture and character. Unfortunately, some of our most iconic historic buildings and neighborhoods are currently at risk of being lost forever, whether by demolition for new construction or by slow decay from disinvestment. 

 

Through public education and outreach, civic engagement, political action, legal intervention, and direct technical and financial assistance, PAC*SJ is committed to helping protect, preserve, reimagine, and reinvigorate these irreplaceable landmarks in the coming months and years. We do this both to honor our collective heritage and to enhance the present and future vitality of San José as a distinctive, dynamic, and multi-layered city.

How you can help

Discover the rich history and significance of the Endangered 8 by following the links to the right, and learn how you can join PAC*SJ's efforts to ensure their preservation.

Do you have ideas, suggestions, memories, or historic photos/artifacts related to these places? Are you concerned about other threatened resources that we should consider for future lists? We want to hear from you! Please contact us via the form link below, email advocacy@preservation.org, or call us at

(408) 998-8105. 

Finally, PAC*SJ depends on the financial support of its members and donors to fulfill its mission. Please consider joining, renewing, and/or donating to help us amplify our advocacy efforts!  

Diridon Station

65 Cahill Street

Redevelopment

Built 1935

Threat:

San José Flea Market

1590 Berryessa Road

Redevelopment

Founded 1960

Threat:

First Church of Christ, Scientist

43 E. St. James Street

Neglect

Built 1905

Threat:

Former San José City Hall

801 N. First Street

Neglect, Redevelopment

Built 1958

Threat:

Alviso Historic District

Alviso

Neglect

Built 1860s-1940s

Threat:

Burbank Theater

560 S. Bascom Avenue

Neglect, Redevelopment

Built 1949

Threat:

Downtown Commercial Historic District

Downtown San José

Redevelopment

Built 1870s-1940s

Threat:

Graves House

4146 Mitzi Drive

Neglect

Built 1868

Threat: